Bryan Williams is Co-Founder, along with the late Lance Hewett and Annette Triquère, of Isle of Shoals Productions, Inc. He penned the book and lyrics for last season's LoveCourt (music by Joe Ferrante), loosely modeled on Shakespeare's Measure for Measure but set in the modern workplace. Other Isle of Shoals credits: book, music and/or lyrics for 20 musicals and revues, usually in close collaboration with Lance, among them the award-winning That Lady from Maxim’s (7 New York Innovative Theatre nominations, 4 wins, including Outstanding Script and Outstanding Music for Bryan, as well as Outstanding Musical); the 15th Anniversary musical fable of 9/11, Occupation: Dragonslayer; their monumental musical adaptation of Marlowe’s Edward the Second; and Lighthouse, the seminal Isle of Shoals musical, derived from Ibsen’s The Lady from the Sea.  OFF BROADWAY:  In This Fallen City (Circle Rep, developed at the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference; his screenplay adaptation, Night of Courage, won ABC’s New Drama for Television Award and starred Barnard Hughes, Geraldine Fizgerald and Lili Taylor).  REGIONAL:  A World I Never Made, his modern tragedy chosen for the inaugural season of New Jersey Repertory Company, where he was named Playwright-in-Residence. Prize-Winning Plays:  I, Lionel (published by Dramatic Publishing Company), Icarus Variations (Julie Harris Competition), Playing Combs (John Gassner Award), Homing Penguins (McLaren Comedy and David James Ellis Memorial Awards), In the Garden of the Witch (published by Baker’s Plays), No Country for Old Men (not that one, this was about Ponce de Leon’s search for the Fountain of Youth - Morgan-Wixson Prize).  His musicals have been performed at Folger Theatre in DC (Love’s Labour’s Lost: The Musical), Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lincoln Center Theatre Festival, and a U.S. Army Special Services Tour of European bases. Proud to be a Hoya (as well as a member of the Dramatists Guild), Bryan is an honoree of the elite Georgetown University Theatre Donn B. Murphy Hall of Fame.

 

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